Malayalam short film 'Keni - The Otherkin' has received special mention at the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2021.
Started in 2011, the independent film festival is organized on April 30 every year to mark the birth anniversary of Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, who is regarded as the father of Indian cinema.
'Keni - The Otherkin' dwells mainly on patriarchy and mental health.
Writer and director Sajesh Mohan has adopted a unique story-telling approach to weave in the politics of gender and different manifestations of mental depression, which has given the movie a fresh stimulus.
The movie is produced by Jeena Shaji under the banner of First Show Films Productions.
Padmakumar Kochukuttan and Jeena don the lead roles.
The film edited by Abhilash Balachandran has music by duo Veetrag and Sangeeth Pavithran. Anish P Tom has handled the audiography of the sync-sound film. Toni George has helmed the cinematography.